Episode 10: Who is the GOAT -- Messi, Pele, Ronaldo, Maradona? | Project: Russia | ESPN FC


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  • S G
    S G 2 days ago

    It's Pele. I'm old so there's that.

  • Darkness
    Darkness 6 days ago

    For those who don't know what GOAT means
    *G* reatest (player) *O* f *A* ll *T* ime

  • Ant. C.Vianna
    Ant. C.Vianna 13 days ago

    Don’t think the fans understood it was an all time pick, Pelé is unlike any other player ever and is the GOAT

  • Stefan Vrachev
    Stefan Vrachev 18 days ago

    1.Maradona-magician ball controll,it was just unexplained,effective dribble(most overcome rivals per run out meters and most scored goals per number of dribbling),the mostmost injured all times player,most successful player comparing to his team-mates.To be Italy`s champion with Napoly is not like to be Spain champion with Real Madrid and Barcelona.To be a world cup winner with poor Argentina`86 is not like to be world cup winner with Brasil`58`70 like Pele.
    2.Pele-aside of discussing the differences of both styles,the abilities of Maradona is slightly better and to be world cup winner with Brasil in 50`s, 60`s and 70`s was so easy.That`s why I`m choosing Maradona.
    3.Johan Cryuff,Zinedine Zidane.
    4.Lionel Messi-to be compared to Maradona and Pele is ridiculous.It`s right to say he is better at his time.Zico wasn`t worse player than Messi.
    5.Cristiano Ronaldo.Someone could ask what he is doing here and he will be right.That 5th place is for all others Ronaldo Nazario da Lima,Romario de Sousa Faria,Ronaldihno,George Weah,Zico,Ruud van Nistelrooy,Marco van Basten,Gerd Muller,Beckenbauer,Garincha,if I`ve missed someone,please exuse me.

  • Meow Lover
    Meow Lover 22 days ago

    They are just fans . When u ask players and legends . They will say messi .

  • fearlesslegend
    fearlesslegend 26 days ago +4

    No comparison Maradona is the best player in history and no one is even close

    • fearlesslegend
      fearlesslegend 12 days ago

      +Ant. C.Vianna pele is not even the top 10 player in fucking Brazil, how dare u comparing him with the GOAT

    • fearlesslegend
      fearlesslegend 12 days ago

      +Ant. C.Vianna hahahahahahahah

    • Ant. C.Vianna
      Ant. C.Vianna 13 days ago

      Pelé is the undisputed GOAT, Maradona doesn’t come close

  • Jimmy and the Resurrection

    Messie must be a goat to think hes the greatest ever. We all have eyes to see. King pele reign. Messi cant even make the all time eleven trust me. Stop begging greatness.

  • Jayden Fredericks
    Jayden Fredericks Month ago

    What's is the definition of G.O.A.T.

  • I am a Person
    I am a Person Month ago

    What is the G.O.A.T

  • Dicson Candra
    Dicson Candra Month ago

    here you have Brazilians saying Messi is GOAT. the debate is over, lads.

  • Kenny Phaho
    Kenny Phaho 2 months ago

    Sorry but Pelé is the G.O.A.T

  • nescafio
    nescafio 2 months ago

    Mo salah is the goat

  • Meysam Safaei
    Meysam Safaei 2 months ago

    In my opinion maradona is best dribbler player.
    Pele is best in WC and goalscoring player.
    Ronaldo is best goalscoring like pele.
    Messi is best dribbler like maradona and playmaker player .

    • hello walkman
      hello walkman 2 months ago

      Meysam Safaei fair enough !!

    • Meysam Safaei
      Meysam Safaei 2 months ago +1

      hello walkman i agree with you.i should say :Pele maradona and messi are best players in football history but which one of them is goat I don't know because they didn't play in one era .

    • hello walkman
      hello walkman 2 months ago +1

      Meysam Safaei Pele was a No 10 so he was a playmaker too. Pele is arguably the GoAT

  • pele aaryesh
    pele aaryesh 3 months ago


  • Shaun Air Services
    Shaun Air Services 3 months ago

    Messi is the GOAT

  • Bittu Khan
    Bittu Khan 3 months ago +1

    Cristiano Ronaldo.🐐

  • Faisal Al-enezi
    Faisal Al-enezi 3 months ago


  • Exellence Is Possible
    Exellence Is Possible 3 months ago

    1:16 looks like salah

  • Enzo MBOULA
    Enzo MBOULA 3 months ago

    Messi is way better than ronaldo

  • Cristiano RONALDO
    Cristiano RONALDO 4 months ago +1

    CR7 is the G.O.A.T

  • harsh dhuwali
    harsh dhuwali 4 months ago

    Messi for sure

  • VaRuN FRaNCiSsS
    VaRuN FRaNCiSsS 4 months ago


  • Zarko J207
    Zarko J207 4 months ago


  • Football History
    Football History 4 months ago

    ronaldo ahahaha messi ahahaha the goat is diego armando maradona

  • Dalmi Espinoza
    Dalmi Espinoza 4 months ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Mohammad Razik
    Mohammad Razik 4 months ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo the best... football player all the time...!👏🔥❤️

  • DatN Angel
    DatN Angel 4 months ago

    Cr7 does not deserve to be in this conversation

  • Thiago CG
    Thiago CG 4 months ago +1

    Pelé (longevity as best player, 3 WCs and 2 Club World Cup Titles) > C. Ronaldo (longevity as best player, Euro with Portugal - an inferior team compared to Brasil or Argentina, and multiple individual and club accomplishments) > Maradona (best individual WC performance ever in 1986, but a short peak as the best player in the world) > Messi (lots of club-individual accomplishments, but no National Team accomplishments).

  • Neil Crawford
    Neil Crawford 4 months ago +3

    Only Americans think Ronaldo, because they just don't understamd football

  • SwaggyFaija
    SwaggyFaija 4 months ago +4

    Everyone is shitting with the facts! The only trophy that matters more than money is the World Cup. No one has been more dominant in their respective era than Pele. No one else has ever lifted 3 World Cup trophies. The only footballer in modern era who is capable of overtaking this feat is Mbappe. Bring your arguments about Messi Penaldo and mr Cokenose and I will tear you up.

  • David Blatt
    David Blatt 4 months ago

    Guess what? Messi's penalty didn't cost Argentina a single thing! Stillw ould end up second and would play Vs France. Ronaldo's penalty did cost Portugal the first place and now they will play against Uruguay and not Russia.

  • David Blatt
    David Blatt 4 months ago

    How can anyone compare these 3 with Lionel Messi the one and only? Maradona did nothing except for scoring in the finale with his hand and taking steroids. Pelè while was great. The times were different and Brazil this time shined. And Ronaldo lmfao 2 years older and still has less assists + goals. Not to mention all he does lately is staying in the box and waiting for a pass.

  • vineela t
    vineela t 4 months ago


  • prefer songs
    prefer songs 4 months ago

    What a shame... People really no nothing about football.. a person who really understands football.. would say Messi is the best.. but Ronaldo yeah he is a onee of the Best player in the world but he is not able to do what Messi can... Messi by farrr better than ronaldo..

  • Roberto Rta
    Roberto Rta 4 months ago +4

    Messi= perfect ball control, perfect shooting, perfect passing and a great dribbler, no leadership
    Ronaldo= perfect ball control, perfect shooting, perfect dribbling and good header, no leadership
    Maradonna= perfect ball control, perfect shooting, perfect dribbling, perfect passing and perfect leadership
    Pelé= perfect ball control, perfect shooting, perfect dibbling, perfect passing, perfect header, good leadership
    i bet the ones who says Pelé is a fraud doest even saw an entire match of him, doesnt matter if Pelé won more world cups or not, he was the most complete player of all time, he even played as goalkeeper and won a title defending 2 penaltys shoots on a brazilian championship , for those who dont know brazilian league was one of the best at that era, imagine all brazilian players playing on national league right now...
    a man who scored 1000 goals worth thinking , take the best ones of that era, and of any era for exemple, nobody scores barely half of this number...
    -Santos Fc played against Benfica of Eusebio, Santos won with 4 gols from Pelé...( all games against european big teams of that era was kicked easily by Santos of Pelé.
    If football at that era was so easy, why nobody of that era scored at least half of Pelé goals ??
    Go study football history kids, stop playing video games and go read books and watch movies

    • Roberto Rta
      Roberto Rta 3 months ago

      yes, he has today but only on the last 2/3 years, most of his carreer he wasnt! he was a very selfish player! he grew a lot in this "area" on last years, but he's already "old" he has more 2/3 years max on this level of playing
      Maradona was a leader since very young until the end, Pelé was less leader than Maradonna, but he was a good leader since young too.
      Ronaldo no. Only became a leader after 30 years... so u cant compare this level of leadership on Ronaldo with guys like Maradona for instance...

    • Cherz zz
      Cherz zz 3 months ago +2

      Ronaldo has no leadership..😂😂😂😂😂😂 wtf are you on ?...

    • Kemajl Emerllahu
      Kemajl Emerllahu 4 months ago

      Roberto Rta messi is goat my opinion

  • Paulo Lyra
    Paulo Lyra 4 months ago +1

    PELÉ 👀

  • JonDeBerg
    JonDeBerg 4 months ago

    Bill Burr

  • JonDeBerg
    JonDeBerg 4 months ago

    I see the similarities between Maradona and Ronaldo: both are diva's; both have no honor; both have no integrity; both have no heart. Maradona was an absolute disgrace to the game, and Ronaldo is close behind.

  • lou Perez
    lou Perez 4 months ago

    The lebron james of basketball is not the same as soccer. Pele is the goat he won 3 world cups

  • Mitch MC
    Mitch MC 4 months ago +1

    Messi is GARBAGE..Ronaldo all the way

  • Patrick Nelson
    Patrick Nelson 4 months ago

    pele and maradona played in worst fields and suffered worst tackles

  • Patrick Nelson
    Patrick Nelson 4 months ago

    u cant compare players from different times in my opinion but from this time id say ronaldo

  • syts77
    syts77 5 months ago +2

    Maradona and it's not even close

  • TheChosen ONE
    TheChosen ONE 5 months ago

    LeBron James is the GOAT

  • BusiHDTV
    BusiHDTV 5 months ago

    Messi Is Simply The Goat

  • Diego Lobo
    Diego Lobo 5 months ago

    Pelé - 3 World Cups winner
    Cristiano Ronaldo - ?

  • Jorge M. Ravelo
    Jorge M. Ravelo 5 months ago

    Diego Maradona 🐐

  • Retro Robbie
    Retro Robbie 5 months ago

    none of the above, but of the ones listed I would say Zidane.

  • Chris Whitson
    Chris Whitson 5 months ago +1

    half of these people didn't understand what GOAT meant

  • Snork Town
    Snork Town 5 months ago

    Can we please wait till their careers are over then compare. Its easy to say something now

  • samuel babalola
    samuel babalola 5 months ago

    What a shame, Messi is just an overrated dwarf

    THA KID SB 5 months ago

    sounded to be like it was clear

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  • dionysis e
    dionysis e 5 months ago +1

    Zinedine Zidane

  • kemba walker
    kemba walker 5 months ago

    Maradona or Ronaldhino

  • Gabriel Marruffo
    Gabriel Marruffo 5 months ago

    It's funny how one of the people said that Ronald is the best because messi didn't perform well in the Russia bit Ronaldo didn't perform well for half of the season

  • Lebron West 'Biological son of Delonte West'

    jordan is the goat

  • Ewan Laing
    Ewan Laing 5 months ago +2

    You ask allot of young people some bias bt it's obvious Pele. He was the first then Maradona now I eould say Ronaldo.

  • Rahul Rahul
    Rahul Rahul 5 months ago +3

    One tournament does make you goat....

  • swaraj thapa
    swaraj thapa 5 months ago

    It is insult to put Maradona and pele with Ronaldo and messi. Heck even Brazilian Real Ronaldo is better than messi and this Ronaldo

  • Dash
    Dash 5 months ago

    All those using Messi’s struggle to justify Ronaldo being greater than him are just exposing their insecurity. After yesterday’s game I realized how hard it is for him to even carry this team especially in a team that can’t string 4 passes to save their lives. Messi can’t do it alone, just as Ronaldo wouldn’t be anywhere if it weren’t for the team behind him. Messi is just very unlucky that he not only has to carry his nation, but also Barca for the past few years. A player like Messi is not a once in a lifetime player, He’s a player that I believe we will not see his like ever again. I am done with my hopes of him winning a world cup, because let’s face it: It most likely will probably never happen. However, as I said above he is a player whose like we will never see again, that is why he is the GOAT. Not winning a world cup. For all I care Portugal can win this world cup, and Ronaldo can win the next 10 champions leagues, he can stroke his chin with his fingers all he wants or shove them up his own ass for all I care, he and everyone else knows that he will never get close to Messi, no matter how good he is. If Messi wins a world cup, good for him, just another achievement that he accomplished. For now fuck it, I am sad that he likely won’t win it, but let’s enjoy his slaloming and all the other magic this guy does, something that truly gives me the joy that nothing else does. The joy I feel when I see his magic on a weekly basis is a special kind of joy and I will just enjoy it for the time we have left of him because let’s face it he’s already 31 and he isn’t getting younger. It is those feelings that I feel that make Messi the GOAT and no one can ever take that away from me, and it shouldn’t for anyone else of you guys. I’ve said my piece.

  • Renaldo Smith
    Renaldo Smith 5 months ago

    Pele period

  • Ger -
    Ger - 5 months ago

    Messi by miles

  • King Maninho
    King Maninho 5 months ago


  • PB Tube
    PB Tube 5 months ago +1

    WTF is wrong with you people. Messi is FAR BETTER than Ronaldo and its not even close. (That woman just said that she has Messi as the GOAT but now with the World cup , she believes Ronaldo is. SO YOU CHANGE YOUR OPINION WITH JUST 2 MATCHES? PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID).

  • 21 Savage
    21 Savage 5 months ago

    It’s Messi if you know anything about soccer, Pelé played without an offside rule

  • Abhishek singh
    Abhishek singh 5 months ago


  • GosumassB
    GosumassB 5 months ago +1

    Cristiano Ronaldo > the little shitty fraud

  • Logan Graham
    Logan Graham 5 months ago

    Not a single Neymar ? Smh

  • Coppa Chahta
    Coppa Chahta 5 months ago


  • i dislike for fun
    i dislike for fun 5 months ago

    ronaldinho or the real ronaldo

  • Omar Jamal Eddin
    Omar Jamal Eddin 5 months ago +1


  • Tomas McCormack
    Tomas McCormack 5 months ago

    Because careers arent over...
    1. Pele
    2. Messi
    3. Maradona
    4. Ronaldinho
    5. Ronaldo

  • Draude P.
    Draude P. 5 months ago +1

    Lmao what are they talking about. The one and only goat is Brian(the white mamba) scalabrine. He pretty much invented soccer/football

  • Peter 1127
    Peter 1127 5 months ago +30

    Argentina didn’t lose 3 finals because of Messi, they played in 3 finals because of Messi

    • fearlesslegend
      fearlesslegend 26 days ago

      Hahahahahaha keep dreaming

      J.GANGA RAO 4 months ago

      and ur gonna scream that 652459224 times until everyone gets sick and start the same

    • Peter 1127
      Peter 1127 4 months ago

      zinedineyzidane he had 4 goals in the group stages and still had solid performances in the knockout stage, higuaines goal against Belgium happened because of him. He missed the penalty in cop America 2016 but he absolutely carried them the whole tournament. Messi is the goat. He’s just going through tough times at the moment with Argentina.

    • zinedineyzidane
      zinedineyzidane 5 months ago +3

      peter Katz really? Not a single goal/assist in the knockout for 2014 World Cup. And don’t forget the missed penalty in 2016. Admit it CR7 GOAT

  • MizzzyMike
    MizzzyMike 5 months ago +1

    Brazilian Ronaldo was best at his peak I've ever seen

  • Kenny Michael Alanya
    Kenny Michael Alanya 5 months ago +4

    After World Cup 2018....CR7 is GOAT 😀

    • Tomas McCormack
      Tomas McCormack 5 months ago

      *scores 4 goals in 2 games (which is really good dont get me wrong) but everyone is all of a sudden RONALDO IS THE GOAT. despicable

  • niccolo sousa
    niccolo sousa 5 months ago

    Messi fans are butt hurt. But CR7 is clearly the best. No matter what team he takes he wins. Breaking records left and right. CRISTIANO RONALDO 7

  • Ichimar486
    Ichimar486 5 months ago

    Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

  • Gabriel Chavarria
    Gabriel Chavarria 5 months ago

    Pele. No question.

  • ubayd kasXm
    ubayd kasXm 5 months ago +1

    messi gotta shave his beard, remove his tattoos, i promise you he'll get a hat trick every single game

    • CAPA
      CAPA 3 months ago

      He still gets more hattricks than ronaldo..

    • Tomas McCormack
      Tomas McCormack 5 months ago

      fr tho haha. even with the beard hes the goat

  • LOL Âmnésià
    LOL Âmnésià 5 months ago

    Lebron James

  • SHEMA MUGISHA Christian

    Luis Nazario De Lima aka Ronaldo. The best footballer of all time

  • Antony Taylor
    Antony Taylor 5 months ago +4

    Ronaldo 🐐

  • skip1837
    skip1837 5 months ago +14

    CR7 is da 🐐🐐... played on different teams .. different systems ...

    • David Blatt
      David Blatt 4 months ago

      zinedineyzidane Argentina is pure shit the last decade...

    • zinedineyzidane
      zinedineyzidane 5 months ago

      Logan Graham Messi has had better teams before and choked when it mattered most

    • Logan Graham
      Logan Graham 5 months ago +1

      skip1837 all good teams... Argentina is ass especially this year, mid field looks like pre schoolers

  • Luka Calov
    Luka Calov 5 months ago +1

    When they say Ronaldo im hoping they think of the GOAT phenomenon

  • chris martin
    chris martin 5 months ago

    What did that Bandwagon fan say Mirian Klose??? What? Calls him the Goat doesn't even know how to say his name LMFAO XD

  • Rashid Khalid
    Rashid Khalid 5 months ago

    If Ronaldo Messi are competing goat then what about the Brazilian Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.

  • Abi i i
    Abi i i 5 months ago +5


  • Replying to me is absolute stupidity

    2) Christiano Ronaldo
    3) Zidane
    4) Johan Cruyff
    5) Michel Platini
    6) Marco Van Basten
    7) Romario
    8) Luis Figo
    9) Rivaldo
    10) Ronaldo (Brazil)
    11) Maradona (hype job)
    12) Pele (hype job)
    13) Hristo Stoichkov
    14) Miroslav Klose
    15) Roberto Baggio
    16) Ronaldinho (talent wise superior to Pele)

    rankings are based off abilities and individual achievements and time span of competition, more modern players compete against the best competition possible compared to the past ones. Modern Competition is superior, no exception.
    Winning a World Cup is a team effort not an individual one.

  • Sigma
    Sigma 5 months ago +1

    People are dumb,most people’s opinions have changed because Ronaldo is performing good in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup,and people are now downgrading Messi because he isn’t performing as well,but Messi is going through the same thing Ronaldo did at the 2014 World Cup when Messi and Argentina shined.Thats just how life goes,sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down,but Messi is easily the greatest player of all time 🙏🏽

      J.GANGA RAO 4 months ago

      ok so u talk serious teamplay things for 6 lines before ultimately quoting messi is better....good idea for distracting cr7 fanboys

    • zinedineyzidane
      zinedineyzidane 5 months ago +1

      Ramii Ronaldo was injured in 2014 World Cup, Messi isn’t. No excuses

    • Kaasi Mutanda
      Kaasi Mutanda 5 months ago +1

      Ramii messi has only won with iniesta ans Xavi Ronaldo won with Everybody

  • thebest wwe
    thebest wwe 5 months ago

    Honestly people still defending messi clearly haven’t watched football for the past 3 years. Ronaldo has by far exceeded messi there are to many legit facts to back ronaldo while messi has opinions and people constantly talking about his past.

  • Jarret Smith
    Jarret Smith 5 months ago

    Lebroooonn Jamesss

  • Teokali Productions
    Teokali Productions 5 months ago

    For all those who may not know the g.o.a.t started his pro career at age 15 started playing for his national team at 16 scored on his first game with the national team at age 16,won his first world cup at age 17, scoring twice in the final and went on to win two more world cups,he still holds the scoring tittle in brazil and still the youngest player to score in a world cup final.
    So.for those who really know about football know who i am talking about.
    Others google Edson Arantes do Nascimento

    • jesse pinkman
      jesse pinkman 4 months ago

      Teokali Productions I agree that. But only thing is that he showed all his qualities with in the Barcelona team. He never performed like that for Argentina or any other than how can u say he is the goat. In case of ronaldo he played in Premier league laliga now moving to juventus he faces challenges like no other so he is the goat

  • Sixers Blood
    Sixers Blood 5 months ago

    That's not even a question! Pelé 1000 goals! É tudo nosso!!

  • U. Hernandez
    U. Hernandez 5 months ago

    I don't think that some people understood the question. It's the greatest of all time, not greatest at the moment.

  • ShownSolid
    ShownSolid 5 months ago

    Why do people pick Mo Salah?

  • Jorun28
    Jorun28 5 months ago

    Andrea Pirlo or Zizou